Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Sandra Bullock in <em>The Heat</em>, Steven Yeun in <em>The Walking Dead</em>, Ming-Na Wen in <em>Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</em>, Antony Starr in <em>Banshee</em>
Sandra Bullock takes charge as an FBI agent with a compact 9×19 GLOCK 26 in the action/comedy <i>The Heat</i>
In <em>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</em>, Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as the Black Widow, a super spy turned S.H.I.E.L.D. agent armed with a pair of GLOCK 26 pistols.
While this summer’s <em>X-Men: Days of Future Past</em> mostly takes place in the pre-GLOCK 1970s, Hugh Jackman’s title character in the Japan-based <em>The Wolverine</em> faced down Yakuza thugs who crash a solemn funeral armed with 9×19 GLOCK 17s.
Twenty seven years after Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-violent <em>RoboCop</em> exploded onto the big screen and introduced audiences to a hopped-up Barrett .50, the 2014 <em>RoboCop</em> remake opened this year, and Michael Keaton has a GLOCK 17 on hand when the film’s climactic ending unreels.
<em>No One Lives</em> takes the horror movie convention of crazy rednecks kidnapping and torturing an innocent family and stands it on its head, as the “helpless” rich couple they drive off the road proves to be anything but that, and the killers find themselves up against a hero husband who is willing to make them suffer and a wife who knows how to use her GLOCK 26.
In <em>White House Down</em>, Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx team up with a G19 to recapture the enemy-occupied White House.
A drug lord in a souped-up Corvette Stingray is headed for the Mexican border in <em>The Last Stand</em>, and the only thing in his way is a weathered Arizona sheriff (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his deputies, who all carry GLOCK 17 semi-autos. Forest Whitaker plays an FBI agent who doesn’t believe Arnold’s town is in any danger, and he and his men also carry the full-sized G17.
<em>Parker</em> is the latest film adaptation of the novels written by Donald Westlake, and action star Jason “<em>Expendables 3</em>” Statham uses a G17 and a G19 as he takes his vengeance on the crew of criminals who left him for dead.
A GLOCK 21 helps Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger break out of a high-tech prison in <EM>Escape Plan</EM>.
This summer’s <em>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</em> takes Spidey to the streets of Manhattan to fight Jamie Foxx’s Electro as well as the Rhino and the Green Goblin. As they typically are in real life, the street cops of the NYPD are armed with GLOCK 19s.
In Michael Bay’s blockbuster <em>Transformers: Age of Extinction</em>, Shia LaBeouf has been replaced by Lone Survivor he-man Mark Wahlberg, and the regular GLOCK 17s of the first three movies have been replaced with custom G34s with ports in the slides and gold barrels.
The CW’s <em>Beauty and the Beast</em> is TV’s latest attempt to make a weekly series out of a supernatural love story, this time as a full-out action show featuring G17, G19 and G26 pistols. Beauty Kristin Kreuk, who spent several seasons with a young Clark Kent as Lana Lang in <em>Smallville</em>, uses a G26 when her character Catherine ventures into the world of Vincent “the Beast.”
<em>Grimm</em> posits that the fairy tales monsters of legend are real and live among us, but only a certain bloodline can see them and protect us from them. Hero Nick Burkhardt is the latest in the Grimm family line. As a Portland, Oregon, homicide detective, he’s armed with a GLOCK 17 like the rest of the department. When the boogiemen come out, he switches to magical crossbows and other weapons.
Gun rights advocate Joe Mantegna’s FBI TV series Criminal Minds continues to be GLOCK friendly, with Joe and his crime-fighting crew armed with G17 and G26 9×19 autopistols.
In <em>Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D</em>, Ming-Na Wen stops bad guys with a compact G19C.
While many of us wanted to see Tom Selleck return to the weekly series as his police chief character from the <em>Stone Cold</em> movies, he has a hit on his hands with CBS’ <em>Blue Bloods</em>. He plays the patriarch of an NYPD family that hits the streets of the Big Apple every week with GLOCK 19s in their holsters.
This past year also brought the last season of <em>Breaking Bad</em>, the story of Walter White, a terminally ill high school science teacher (played by Bryan “<em>Godzilla</em>” Cranston) who becomes a meth kingpin in order to secure a financial future for his family. While Walter usually dispatches his enemies with a cool chemical explosion, DEA Agent Hank Schrader takes on the bad guys with his .40-caliber GLOCK 22, finally catching on to the fact that the drug dealer running things in his jurisdiction is his own brother-in-law!
One of the best TV shows for GLOCK fans was TNT’s <em>The Closer</em>, which featured Kyra Sedgwick and her GLOCK 26.
<em>The Closer</em> spun off into the show <em>Major Crimes</em> starring Mary McDonnell as Captain Raydor, who has her own compact G26 as her sidearm. The rest of her squad, including G.W. Bailey from <em>The Closer</em> and the great <em>Police Academy</em> movies, carries the full-sized G17.
<em>Defiance</em> takes place on a future earth where invading aliens have literally changed the face of the planet. One town fights back using G17 and G26 pistols against the aliens.
Another sci-fi TV show is <em>Continuum</em>, where Detective Kiera Cameron (played by Rachel Nichols) from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present-day Vancouver having to track down ruthless criminals from the future. Without her weapons of the future, she has to rely on the G17 and subcompact G26 to bring these future miscreants to justice.
In <em>Banshee</em>, a corrupt town of the same name can only be saved by an even more corrupt sheriff who used to be a master thief. Lucas Hood (played by Antony Starr) gets out of prison and assumes the identity of a murdered lawman, taking over a police force armed with G17s.
British secret agents use G17s in TV’s <em>Strike Back</em>.
The G19 makes regular appearances as Glenn’s pistol on the zombie apocalypse hit The Walking Dead and its video game incarnations.
Twenty-nine years: It’s been a long haul since 1986, when the first GLOCK semi-automatic pistol made an appearance in American media in the hands of Don Johnson’s character Sonny Crockett on the original Miami Vice TV series. Now the Glock pistols deserve Screen Actor’s Guild residuals as one of the most dependable guest stars on motion picture and television screens.
On the big and small screens, the GLOCK autopistol, in all its variations and calibers, shines as the gun of our generation’s movie and television heroes. And with new models being introduced, the future of GLOCK pistols in Hollywood looks bright! Scroll through the gallery above to learn about 24 movies and television shows featuring GLOCK pistols.
To cap things off, our friends at Ballistic have a similar list of their all-time favorite guns in movies. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
The author of this article, John Fasano, has been a friend to GLOCK and the publishers of this magazine for many years. He was a fan of GLOCK pistols and a fan of Hollywood movies. He’s contributed to GLOCK AUTOPISTOLS for several years. This will be the last installment from our friend. We lost him during the summer of 2014. May he rest in peace, in the big screen above.
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